Cherokee Nation Technologies is awarded the 2017 Department of Homeland Security Small Business Achievement Award.
(L to R) U.S. Coast Guard Head of Contracting Activity Michael Derrios, DHS Acting Under Secretary for Management Chip Fulghum, CNT USCG Contract Manager Eric Kasiski, CNT Operations General Manager Al Hardy and DHS Chief Procurement Officer Soraya Correa.
Published May 29, 2017
TULSA – Cherokee Nation Technologies was recently awarded the 2017 Department of Homeland Security Small Business Achievement Award. The award honors CNT, a company within the technology sector of Cherokee Nation Businesses, for its outstanding efforts in supporting the United States Coast Guard.
“We are honored to support the Department of Homeland Security in its mission to safeguard the American people,” said Steven Bilby, president of Cherokee Nation’s diversified businesses. “This award is a wonderful recognition of the hard work and dedication to exceptional service that makes Cherokee Nation Technologies a best-in-class company.”
The award, presented at the recent 13th Annual Department of Homeland Security Small Business Ceremony, recognizes CNT’s high production levels, staff retention and hiring practices while completing work for the U.S. Coast Guard. The company was also commended for maintaining competitive salaries and comprehensive benefit packages for staff throughout its multiple contracts with DHS.
DHS is supported by 16,000 small businesses. CNT is one of only 16 companies to receive the prestigious Small Business Achievement Award.
“We are extremely proud to be recognized by the Department of Homeland Security and the United States Coast Guard as a recipient of the Small Business Achievement Award for 2017,” said Al Hardy, CNT operations general manager. “This is a tremendous accomplishment for our Coast Guard team. The award is a result of exceptional contract management and execution that focuses on a client- and employee-first approach in providing services to our customers.”
Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNT provides a full spectrum of unmanned systems expertise, IT services and technology solutions, geospatial information systems services, as well as management and support of programs, projects, professionals and technical staff.
Since 2009, the company has been serving government clients with time-tested solutions that increase client effectiveness through the intelligent use of technology. CNT is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies and is headquartered in Tulsa, with a regional office in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and client locations nationwide.